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Malawi Grapples With Recurring Problem: Mob Attacks on Accused Vampires

Malawian officials are taking steps to stop a new wave of mob attacks on people accused of being vampires. Officials say five people were killed in attacks in three separate areas last month. Similar attacks killed nine people in 2017. …

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South Africa Provides Special Transportation for Social Grant Recipients

South Africa is allowing bus and taxi service to resume this week to ease the burden on social grant beneficiaries collecting their funds, in the midst of the 21-day coronavirus lockdown.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said Sunday the relaxed rules …

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South Sudan Activists Hope to Unify Divided Nation

Thirty-one-year-old Junior Dau sits in the parlor of his home in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, gazing at photos of his slain cousin. The cousin was killed as a soldier fighting in the civil war that broke out in …

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If Coronavirus Hits Libyan Detention Centers It Would be a ‘Massacre’

While much of the world is under orders to practice social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus, there are certain places where such distance is impossible.

Overcrowded migrant detention centers, particularly those in Libya, are among the places most …

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Cameroonian Muslims Defy Coronavirus Prayer Restrictions

Muslims in Cameroon have defied and are protesting government restrictions on prayer attendance at mosques, imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which has so far been confirmed in 92 people in less than a month.

The Muslims say the …

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South Africa Begins Nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown

South Africans on Friday began the first day of a three-week nationwide lockdown aimed at stemming the tide of coronavirus cases, now topping 900 in South Africa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa urged troops on Thursday to be a “force of kindness,” …

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Tanzanian President Criticized for Refusing to Close Places of Worship

Opposition leaders in Tanzania are criticizing the government’s response to the coronavirus, after President John Magufuli said he would never close down places of worship.

While Tanzania has been taking the same measures against coronavirus as other African nations — …

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Media Watchdog: Algeria Arrests Independent Journalist

An Algerian journalist was arrested on Friday, press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said, accusing the country’s government of using the coronavirus crisis to crack down on independent media.

Khaled Drareni, who serves as RSF’s Algerian correspondent, has been …

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